• US State Department 'mystified' by Gulf states on Qatar
US State Department 'mystified' by Gulf states on Qatar

This is largely in keeping with what you'd figure would be the United States position on Qatar, a long-time ally, but runs contrary to President Trump, who personally took credit for the Saudi-led move and has repeatedly parroted Saudi allegations against the Qatari government since then.

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  • Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send USA warnings
Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send USA warnings

Damascus said the Syrian aircraft was performing a task against Daesh terrorist group (banned in Russia ). It appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict, in which it has provided crucial support to Assad.

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  • Donald Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist
Donald Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

Speculation has also swirled that Trump is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller , who was appointed to lead the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation after Comey's termination. "I know you have good ratings, but it reaches a lot of people". At the president's urging, he has been on the offensive, casting doubt ...

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  • United Kingdom accepts EU's timetable for Brexit negotiations
United Kingdom accepts EU's timetable for Brexit negotiations

Representatives for the United Kingdom (U.K.) and the European Union (EU) kicked off Brexit negotiations in Brussels on June 19, nearly 12 weeks after Britain's prime minister triggered the mechanism that would let it depart from the EU.

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  • Who to believe, Comey or Trump?
Who to believe, Comey or Trump?

The source familiar with the Mueller probe told Reuters that Mueller was also examining whether Trump or others tried to interfere with the investigation. The panel sent a bipartisan letter this month to White House counsel Don McGahn seeking an answer by this Friday. Sekulow says the president has a social media platform that can reach 107 milli...

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  • Suspect killed after explosion at Brussels railway station
Suspect killed after explosion at Brussels railway station

However, no further threat was seen as imminent and the public alert level was left unchanged. He set off his bomb on a crowded station concourse below ground at 8:44 p.m. "We will not let ourselves be intimidated", Michel said. "Life goes on as normal in #Brussels", he wrote. Belgium's federal prosecutor says the incident at Brussels Central...

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  • Special Congressional Election In Georgia Expected To Be Close
Special Congressional Election In Georgia Expected To Be Close

The race appeared virtually deadlocked as Democrat Jon Ossoff , a 30-year-old filmmaker and onetime political staffer running on a centrist message, and Republican Karen Handel , a former Georgia secretary of state, spent election day seeking to convert as many independent or undecided voters as possible .

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  • China's pressure on North Korea hasn't worked
China's pressure on North Korea hasn't worked

The Warmbier family's "objection to an autopsy was honored", the office said, and only an external examination was performed. The coroner's office also reviewed medical records from University of Cincinnati Medical Center and AeroMed Management Group.

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  • Trump calls U.S. student's death a 'total disgrace'
Trump calls U.S. student's death a 'total disgrace'

American student Otto Warmbier speaks as he is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea . The Hamilton County coroner's office in OH said Tuesday morning that they are investigating Warmbier's death. The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. "But I realise what has happened to previous Amer...

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  • U.S. shoots down pro-Assad drone in Syria
U.S. shoots down pro-Assad drone in Syria

Since then, the USA has repeatedly struck Iranian-backed militia and last week even shot down a drone threatening US-led coalition forces. The Syrian government SU-22 dropped bombs near the Syrian Democratic Forces. The drone was hit just outside the de-confliction zone that rings Al Tanf in southeastern Syria, where U.S. forces train rebels wh...

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  • Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'; public service set
Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'; public service set

President Trump said the results would've "been different" had he been in charge at the time Otto was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea. Young Pioneer Tours, headquartered in Xi'an, China - the agency that arranged Warmbier's "budget" tour to North Korea - released a statement Tuesday saying it would no longer organize tours fo...

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  • Iran says it fired missiles targeting Daesh in Syria
Iran says it fired missiles targeting Daesh in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to take Iran's missile launch seriously, saying on Monday: "We are following their actions and we are following their words". Government forces have also been attacking IS in northern, central and southern Syria , seizing 25,000 square kilometers (9,600 square miles) and reaching the Iraqi border for ...

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  • Otto Warmbier's death after North Korea captivity investigated by coroner
Otto Warmbier's death after North Korea captivity investigated by coroner

This did not have to happen and should never happen again. "If he were brought home sooner, I think the results would have been a lot different", Trump told reporters at the White House . NORTH KOREA has vowed to "mercilessly annihilate" Donald Trump while a Kim spokesman claims American student Otto Warmbier "deserved the gulag". Warmbier's f...

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  • German's unification architect, Helmut Kohl dies at 87
German's unification architect, Helmut Kohl dies at 87

The world has benefitted from his vision and efforts. As chancellor of a unified Germany, Kohl reassured its neighbors by definitively relinquishing claims on their territories that had historically had ethnically German populations, and that Nazi Germany had claimed.

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  • M Venkaiah Naidu :Yoga not religious, fosters brotherhood globally
M Venkaiah Naidu :Yoga not religious, fosters brotherhood globally

Over 10,000 people gathered at Central Park in the heart of Connaught Place and the circular road around it, making it one of the largest yoga shows in the city. In the run-up to the event, the inner circle and middle lanes of Connaught Place will be closed to traffic from Monday night till 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

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"Day of rage" demonstrations must be peaceful, McDonnell tells protesters

Road closures and armed police patrols were in place this morning. Protesters are set to march on Westminster at about 1pm on Wednesday, with the demonstration expected to last until into the evening. The event had been planned for weeks, but was given a hasty rebrand by opposition groups to capitalize on outrage over the Grenfell Tower fire in...

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  • US State Department questions Gulf motives on Qatar boycott
US State Department questions Gulf motives on Qatar boycott

Al Jazeera is Qatar's affairs, Qatari foreign policy on regional issues is Qatar's affairs. That this sale was approved was made all the more weird given that US President Donald Trump himself had taken to Twitter to denounce Qatar to his millions of followers.

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  • Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill
Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has had many ups and downs in the recent past, making comments that at times appeared nonsensical . But unless they want to be in a situation a year and a half from now when millions of Americans have lost their health care coverage on the eve of the 2018 mid-term election, they will have to take a number of steps to pr...

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  • McCain Has a Suggestion for Americans Wanting to Travel to North Korea
McCain Has a Suggestion for Americans Wanting to Travel to North Korea

A public funeral service for a USA student who was detained in North Korea and eventually released in a coma has been scheduled for Thursday at his hometown high school in Ohio. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel in Pyongyang, the nation's state media said.

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  • Warmbier's travel agency stops taking Americans to N. Korea
Warmbier's travel agency stops taking Americans to N. Korea

Mr Warmbier was on a tourist trip when he was arrested and handed a 15-year sentence in March last year, a punishment USA officials decried as out of proportion to his alleged crime. President Moon Jae-in also offered condolences, deploring North Korea's human rights violations. In the bill, he should codify that no USA citizen should be allowed ...

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